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The Story Behind the “Lunch Atop a Skyscraper” Photo

Is the “Lunch Atop a Skyscraper” photo a fake?

Whether in a motivational poster or in a book of historical photography, there’s a good chance you’ve caught a glance of the photo titled, “Lunch Atop a Skyscraper” that depicts construction workers precariously yet casually perched on a steel beam while haphazardly enjoying a break from work. […]

By |November 12th, 2018|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

Tornado-Proof: The ALICO Building of Waco, Texas

Waco, TX —The Oddity Between Dallas & Austin

If you’ve ever driven from Dallas, Texas to Austin, there is a pretty good chance you’ve stumbled upon the sleepy town of Waco, Texas. While most famously known for being in close proximity to the ATF siege on the Mount Carmel Branch Davidians as well as the location […]

By |November 5th, 2018|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

Constructing a Rivalry: The Chrysler Building vs 40 Wall Street

One of the largest structural and cultural icons of the New York City skyline, The Chrysler Building broke records soon after the builders broke ground on its construction on September 19, 1928. Completed in 1930, the skyscraper has a fascinating and eclectic history fueled by…rivalry? In this piece, we’ll look at how two estranged business […]

By |November 2nd, 2018|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

3 Site Selection Factors

Finding the site for a commercial construction project isn’t always easy. There are a lot of factors to consider and knowing which factors are more important than others takes some experience. For developers and business owners who find themselves in this situation, the best move is to partner with a commercial construction company that can […]

By |September 10th, 2018|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

The Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring a Commercial Contractor

Hiring a commercial contractor is a big, sometimes intimidating, decision. If this is your first commercial construction rodeo, the potential for error is certainly there. The best way to avoid mistakes is to know some basic do’s and don’ts of hiring a commercial contractor. Below are a few of those do’s and don’ts you should […]

By |August 31st, 2018|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

4 Green Construction Methods Becoming Standard

The idea of green construction is nothing new. What used to be new and innovative, is now becoming increasingly standard. This is largely thanks to increasing demand from consumers and recent breakthroughs that make green construction much more economically feasible. The rise of green construction methods not only offers a lower environmental impact, it is […]

By |August 28th, 2018|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

Curb Appeal for Commercial Buildings

Anyone who has watched more than 9 minutes of HGTV will be able to tell you about the importance of curb appeal. While their Property Brothers-inspired rant will likely just pertain to selling a recently flipped house, curb appeal is a big deal for commercial buildings too. Good curb appeal can increase foot traffic and […]

By |August 24th, 2018|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

Senior Community Renovation Construction Tactics

At Cowen Construction, we have a vast amount of experience in working with senior living community owners. When it comes time to renovate these communities, the goal should always be to minimize inconvenience to existing tenants and account for future needs. There are a few considerations that need to be accounted for to ensure a […]

By |August 24th, 2018|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

Professional Development Program Inaugural Meeting

In an effort to support our employees and give them every tool they need to succeed, Cowen Construction is proud to announce the creation of our Professional Development Program (PDP). We believe employee development is vital to the success of our company, and this program is just one way we’re striving to challenge and grow […]

By |July 30th, 2018|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

The Importance of Safety Audits

 Safety is one of the most important topics in construction. One great way to keep safety at the forefront of everyone’s mind is to conduct regular safety audits. These audits are an opportunity to take a step back and see how the safety program is being implemented from start to finish. Although some may see […]

By |July 17th, 2018|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off